The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

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    • The Law and Jake Wade (1958)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade,
      because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after,
      but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake
      buried one year ago when he quitted Clint's gang.
      Written by Yepok

      Full Cast
      Robert Taylor ... Jake Wade
      Richard Widmark ... Clint Hollister
      Patricia Owens ... Peggy
      Robert Middleton ... Ortero
      Henry Silva ... Rennie
      DeForest Kelley ... Wexler (as De Forest Kelley)
      Burt Douglas ... Lieutenant
      Eddie Firestone ... Burke
      Fred Coby ... Deputy (uncredited)
      Gene Coogan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Richard H. Cutting ... Luke, Jake's Deputy (uncredited)
      Roy Engel ... Avery (uncredited)
      Al Ferguson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Rory Mallinson ... Deputy (uncredited)
      Reginald Simpson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Henry Wills ... Cavalry Sergeant (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      William Bowers (screenplay)
      Marvin H. Albert (novel)

      Robert Surtees


      When Marshall Wade comes into a town near the start of the movie leading an extra horse,
      he throws that horse's rein up against a rail and it drops right off.
      As he steps down from his horse, the other horse's rein is now tightly wound around the rail.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
      Death Valley National Park, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

      The Law and Jake Wade is a 1958 Metrocolor western released by MGM in CinemaScope,
      based on the 1956 novel by Marvin H. Albert and directed by John Sturges.

      The film was shot on location in California's High Sierra mountain range,
      Lone Pine and Death Valley.
      This movie was Robert Taylor's last A-picture as the top-billed lead.

      User Review
      Always on the run...
      26 April 2007 | by Howlin Wolf (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.)

      'Old' Westerns aren't my favourite type of film - never have been,
      but if I had to make an exception for a classic example, right now this would be it.
      One thing in its favour from my point of view is that it tells a simple story
      which really boils down to one man versus another.
      Sure, both the title character and the baddie have cohorts, but the crux of the matter
      is that there's a score to be settled between the two leads.
      oyfully, there isn't a posse in sight (unless you include the Indian encounter.)

      There's nothing' better than a man trying to atone for his past getting
      caught up once more with an old accomplice who won't let him forget it.
      What some call a wooden performance from Robert Taylor,
      I prefer to call 'relaxed'. I've seen him harshly judged in some quarters,
      but to me he was a likable presence - although it's true to say that of the two,
      Richard Widmark takes top honours.
      The final showdown is tense and competently strung out by Sturges.
      While it's not quite mano a mano, it IS one on one... To me, that's a good thing.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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